RV Daily Tips. Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Issue 1454
Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and living tips from the pros, travel advice, a handy website of the day, tips on our favorite RVing-related products and, of course, a good laugh. Thanks for joining us. We appreciate you. Please tell your friends about us.

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Breaking NewsParts of several Colorado National Forests have been closed due to wildfires. More than 420,000 acres already burned. Click for more information including campground information.



Today’s thought

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” —Marie Curie


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is Reptile Awareness Day!

On this day in history: 1879 – Thomas Edison applies for a patent for his design for an incandescent light bulb.



Tip of the Day

RV tire storage

By Mark Polk
RV EDUCATION 101®

The tires will lose air while in storage. Inflate the tires to the manufacturer’s recommended max cold pressure. Place some type of blocking between the tires and the ground. Make sure the blocking is larger than the footprint of the tire, to prevent damage to the tires. Cover the tires to protect them from the sun and harmful UV rays. These simple preventive maintenance steps can help extend the life of your RV tires.

ONLINE TRAINING COURSES BY MARK POLK
Winterizing & Storing Your RV

Do you have a tip? Submit it here.


Today’s RV review…

In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the Keystone Springdale 242RK. As he reports, this is one of the most livable and usable travel trailers he’s come across. Learn more.

Did you read his review yesterday of the 2021 Palomino River Ranch 390RL fifth wheel trailer from Forest River? If not, you can read it here.



Another example how slobs are ruining our camping

This is why we all need to be responsible campers, and even go beyond the call of duty sometimes to clean up after the slobby Neanderthals in our midst. Read all about it.

Yesterday’s featured article: Tour Will Smith’s $2.5 million RV


Reader poll

For part-time RVers: Do you hope to go “full-time” someday?

Please tell us here.


Helpful resources

NATIONAL TRAFFIC AND ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION.
ROAD AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NATION.
WEATHER ALERTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
CURRENT WILDFIRE REPORT.
LATEST RV RECALLS.
DIRECTORY OF RV PARKS WITH STORM SHELTERS.

Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.



Quick Tip

“Shirt closet” shelf storage

Do you have one of those shirt closets next to your bed but don’t need it for hanging? Facebook member Beth Haizlip fixed her problem with wire shelving and Command strips from Lowe’s. “I bought a wire shelf from Lowe’s and cut it down to the sizes I needed. Then attached Command hooks to the sidewalls and now I have shelves. Easily removed if I need more hanging room.”


Website of the day

RVing Women
This a national group of more than 2,000 women of all ages who travel independently with RVs. Some are retired and travel full time. Others still work and participate in weekend rallies. No matter how long you’ve been on the road, you can always learn something, and this group is a great resource for solo women RVers.


Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com

• Will your RV be banned from your neighborhood?
• The truth about Butt Wipes and RV holding tanks
• Reader abandons plan to buy another RV


News for RVers #918, Sunday edition3-in-1 NOAA radio, flashlight and charger is a must-have for RVers
This emergency hand-crank radio is a necessity for RVers. Keep it somewhere safe – you never know when it will come in handy. The 3-in-1 radio is also a bright LED flashlight and a smartphone charger. The radio can be charged via solar charging, hand cranking or a USB plug. You’ll want to buy one here.


Trivia

The oldest known song is 3,400 years old! Dating all the way back to the 14th century B.C., the world’s oldest melody is titled “Hurrian Hymn No. 6.” It was excavated in the ancient city of Ugarit (in today’s Syria) and was inscribed on clay tablets. You can listen to the song here, performed on lyre by composer Michael Levy.

*At what speed does jogging turn into running? We told you the number in yesterday’s trivia


SWELL CONTEST OF THE DAY

How would you like to win the Wright Guide to Free and Low-cost Campgrounds? Well, this might be your lucky day! In one of this past week’s Beginner’s Guide to RVing newsletters, we published a secret phrase. Simply email the phrase to us at RVcontests@gmail.com. We’ll select a winner at random out of all entries we receive today (October 21, 2020) by 11 a.m. Pacific time. Remember, you can only enter once and after we notify you by email that you won, you have 24 hours to respond or we’ll give the prize to someone else.

LAST WEEK’S WINNER of the Fire Resistant Document Bag was Aaron Holtz of Wapakoneta, Ohio. The week before, the winner of the Happy Camper Coffee Mug was Herb Lagoski of Overland Park, Kansas.


Readers’ Pet of the Day

“This is Keo, our 5-year-old Shih Tzu mix. He was only 1 month old when he was rescued from a puppy mill here in the Phoenix area. We adopted him when he was 5 months old. He is very smart when he wants to be. He has one favorite toy, any others he tries to destroy. We went 6 years in between pets because we hesitated traveling with one, but Keo loves to travel in the motorhome, not so much in other vehicles.” —Kathy Verdino

Send us a photo of your pet with a short description. We publish one each weekday in RV Daily Tips and in our Saturday RV Travel newsletter.


Boondockers Welcome — Stay at homes of RVers who welcome you in their driveways, yards, farmland or other space on their private property. Great alternative to crowded RV parks. Modest membership fee. Learn more.


Leave here with a laugh

A man walks into a bar and sits down. He asks the bartender, “Can I have a cigarette?” The bartender replies, “Sure, the cigarette machine is over there.” So he walks over to the machine and as he is about to order a cigarette, the machine suddenly says, “Oy, you bloody idiot!” The man says with surprise in his voice, “That’s not very nice.” He returns to his barstool without a cigarette and asks the bartender for some peanuts. The bartender passes the man a bowl of peanuts and the man hears one of the peanuts speak, “Ooh, I like your hair.” The man says to the bartender, “Hey, what’s going on here? Your cigarette machine is insulting me and this peanut is coming on to me!” The bartender replies, “Oh, that’s because the machine is out of order and the peanuts are complimentary.”

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Best-selling RV products and Accessories at Amazon.com
. UPDATED HOURLY!


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Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Editor: Emily Woodbury. Senior editor: Diane McGovern. Social media and special projects director: Jessica Sarvis. Financial affairs director: Gail Meyring. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.

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Rory R
1 month ago

Great tip, but I had to smile because Newmar in some of it’s models, has included adjustable shelves in the shirt closets, which can be removed, so you can hang stuff there if you need extra hanging space. Some manufacturers listen….

D Haley
1 month ago

Go Lady RVers. I think it’s awesome that the ladies are stepping forward and are master’s and mastering the RV world. Should run pieces weekly on our Lady RVers across the country.

Sink Jaxon
1 month ago

RE; Trivia…the oldest known song? Astounding! VERY surprising indeed…Performed by Michael Levy on lyre, I wonder if that was truly the way it performed 3400 years ago or it was his interpretation? Just WOW

Mike Albert
1 month ago

Kim et al,
I for one am grateful for the amount of work and SPEED in which you corrected the issue/glitch on this mornings issue. As one who depended on computer programs working correctly and having some issues at times when facing a deadline for a report, I can fully appreciate the amount of work and efficiency in which this was completed. I once waited for two days for Comcast and my software provider to iron out a KNOWN issue that prevented some users from completing appraisals. Comcast’s reply was that it didn’t effect everyone. I wished at that time there was another ISP, but no such luck.
Anyway, for those that badmouth the staff, it wasn’t their fault. The Editor and other staff members certainly didn’t do this. They really don’t want to spend their time defending themselves from complainers.
Too ALL of the Staff, keep up the good work!

Royce
1 month ago

Thank you for all your work to fix this. Its working great for me now anyway.

Bob Weinfurt
1 month ago

Yup. working fine now.

Admin
Kim Christiansen (@imkimc)
1 month ago

Phew, well folks, as in all computer programming, one tiny mistake and BOOM, the whole thing blows up. Computers really are literal and we had an extra bit of code on our website that was causing our website to go whacky (technical term is bugnits whacky, but I digress).

Finally found it, removed it, and it’s working again. You may get another email for today’s newsletter because we wanted to let folks know that the newsletter is working again.

Thanks for all your patience!
-Kim

Bd2
1 month ago

1215 hrs MST – links still do not work

Bob Weinfurt
1 month ago

Several things aren’t downloading off the internet today, not just from here.
Cyber gremlins at work?

Royce
1 month ago

Still not working here 11:59am cdt

cee
1 month ago

Kim, I just reloaded the page and links still aren’t working @10:30 Mountain Time

Skip
1 month ago

Links not working at all at 1100 CST

Del W
1 month ago

It’s not images, it is the hyperlinks in the articles. If you click on a link it tries to launch an overlay to “image 1” and returns image 1 could not be loaded. This is on all links.

Linda
1 month ago

NONE of the links are working today.

Les
1 month ago

Links not working at 8:42am PST using PC.

M. Will
1 month ago

Link for the Keystone trailer revue wouldn’t come thru!!

Moose
1 month ago

A bad link for question.

Admin
Kim Christiansen (@imkimc)
1 month ago
Reply to  Moose

That just popped up for me as well. I’m looking for the problem now.
Thanks,
Kim

Admin
Kim Christiansen (@imkimc)
1 month ago

Hello everyone,

Looks like we had some issues with images today for a few readers. I adjusted a few settings and cleared up the saved data on our servers closer to you all to see if that helps.

I’ve tested the results locally as well as remotely and everything looks good in tests. If you’re still seeing any problems with images, please leave a reply and let me know. I’ll be monitoring comments for this newsletter all day.

-Kim

Ron L.
1 month ago

Not able to open any of the images.

Tom Fitch
1 month ago

Links still not loading, Kim on my IMac with Firefox. Can open by right clicking but not in the usual way.

Chuck
1 month ago

12:29 and links still not working for me. 🙁

Chuck
1 month ago

Hi Kim,
Just poking around a little, and thought I’d share this screen shot with you from Developer Tools. For some reason, the whole div on the left side/column of the page is clickable, and tries opening the image modal popup. You don’t have to click a link, clicking anywhere does the same thing. But all links in the right column work fine.
Sorry if I’m pointing out the obvious to you. 🙂

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aCuJuxtFKR3rOphICBvSF7ge9O9uWgVH/view?usp=sharing

Diane Mc
1 month ago

Comments are back. Links still not working.

BILL SMITH
1 month ago

I too encountered links and/or photos that didn’t work (neither Chrome or Edge) BUT… there is a simple solution if this happens. Simply use your mouse and right-click the link. Choose “Copy Link”. Then open a new tab in your browser and on the address line, right-click and choose “Paste and Go”. The link renders fine.

Diane Mc
1 month ago
Reply to  BILL SMITH

On an iPad Air 3. Did the equivalent of your suggestion. Did not work. Same results.